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DNS/DHCP High Availability
The Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) have become mission-critical services as the Internet and other Internet protocol

cin configuration  DHCP High Availability The Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) have become mission-critical services as the Internet and other Internet protocol (IP)-based networks become business necessities. Services like IP telephony are intolerant of down-time—they require “dial tone” reliability and a solution that enables them to remain available despite any of the unforeseen circumstances that can incapacitate a server.

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Best Practices for Next-generation IP Address Management


Effective IP management requires proper allocation of address space for adequate address capacity as needed, as well as accurate configuration of DHCP and DNS servers. Along with flawless configuration and management of each of these foundational elements of Internet protocol (IP) address management, address managers must also integrate these management functions into the broader IT network management environment.

cin configuration  Practices for Next-generation IP Address Management Effective IP management requires proper allocation of address space for adequate address capacity as needed, as well as accurate configuration of DHCP and DNS servers. Along with flawless configuration and management of each of these foundational elements of Internet protocol (IP) address management, address managers must also integrate these management functions into the broader IT network management environment. Read More

Configuration Management Simplified


The recently standardized NETCONF configuration management protocol, with the NETCONF-oriented data modeling language called YANG, can simplify network configuration management. Learn how the two technologies work, and how they can be used to support transactional capabilities and rollback management—so next-generation configuration management systems are simpler and more understandable than current systems.

cin configuration  Management Simplified The recently standardized NETCONF configuration management protocol, with the NETCONF-oriented data modeling language called YANG, can simplify network configuration management. Learn how the two technologies work, and how they can be used to support transactional capabilities and rollback management—so next-generation configuration management systems are simpler and more understandable than current systems. Read More

Case Study: Manitou


Manitou, a global producer of complex make-to-order forklift trucks, wanted to optimize sales processes to overcome several challenges, including a lack of visibility into the order pipeline, and order capture that was prone to errors. After deploying Chameleon, sales channels can access current and accurate product and pricing info, and order capture is not only faster, but more efficient. Learn about other benefits.

cin configuration  and accurate product and pricing information. Configure-to-Order (CTO) : The Results The implementation of Cameleon as a common selling and ordering solution for the sales team and dealersproduced many concrete results. The average time to configure and place an order was reduced from 30 days to 1 day. Manitou's former paper catalog was bulky and difficult to navigate, which made it hard for order administration to take orders without technical assistance. With Cameleon, the catalog is electronic and Read More

Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System


Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers.

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Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient


As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. There are three subtle but crucial factors that can affect the cost of operating a UPS system. Sadly, these factors are often unrecognized. Find out what they are, as well as common errors in evaluating UPS efficiency.

cin configuration  efficiency improvements. Controls: DSP replacing Analog Many manufacturers today are moving from analog controls to digital signal processing (DSP) controls. This is analogous to switching from a traditional watch with gears and hands to a digital watch with a battery and liquid crystal display (LCD) . DSP controls are much more intelligent, can operate at much faster rates, and therefore make many more decisions that help to improve efficiency. DSP controls also reduce the number of components compared Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

cin configuration  Q2O/CPQ offerings involve consolidated pricing execution (with pricing analytics, and possibly pricing optimization), customer segmentation analytics, variant profitability analysis, standard vs. special parts consumption, and other value-add functionality, such as proposal and contract management systems (for example, those by Selectica and Apttus ). What Sales Force Can Promise… But what “creative” (or simply uninformed, without necessarily having willful intentions) sales folks can promise Read More

Experlogix CPQ


The Experlogix Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution features an intuitive configuration environment that turns even novice users into expert product customization specialists. As you customize a product, Experlogix automatically provides easy to understand, color coded displays, makes suggestions, fixes problems, etc. - all according to rules that you have defined. Graphics and technical product data can be called up at the touch of a button. Experlogix helps you consolidate product and service options, rules and pricing into a single intelligent system, eliminating the need for paper catalogs and cumbersome-to-maintain spreadsheets. The configurator ensures the entire proposal or order is 100 percent accurate, guaranteeing a seamless quote-to-order process and higher customer satisfaction. In short, Experlogix simplifies the quote and order process and eliminates mistakes. Experlogix can be deployed via the web or on the desktop and provides deep integration to CRM and ERP systems – integration that comes standard with every Experlogix system. Once a sales quote or order has been configured and saved to the CRM or ERP system, manufacturers can leverage Experlogix to create sophisticated, multi-level, configured BOMs and production orders in their Enterprise system - all with a couple mouse clicks. Experlogix includes an ERP and CRM Integration Toolkit, providing access to create business logic against standard or custom ERP/CRM fields. Experlogix leverages existing parts in the CRM or ERP system or can create new items on-the-fly.      

cin configuration  service options, rules and pricing into a single intelligent system, eliminating the need for paper catalogs and cumbersome-to-maintain spreadsheets. The configurator ensures the entire proposal or order is 100 percent accurate, guaranteeing a seamless quote-to-order process and higher customer satisfaction. In short, Experlogix simplifies the quote and order process and eliminates mistakes. Experlogix can be deployed via the web or on the desktop and provides deep integration to CRM and ERP systems – Read More

Configure Price Quote (CPQ)


Product Configuration and Visualization, Pricing and Discounting, Quote Development and Administration, Product Modeling and Management, Master Data and Integration, Channel Sales, Business Platform Capabilities, Product Technology

cin configuration  ·Product Configuration and Visualization ·Pricing and Discounting ·Quote  Development and Administration ·Product Modeling and Management ·Master Data and Integration ·Channel Sales ·Business Platform Capabilities ·Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Configure, Price, Quote that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than an RFP template, Read More

Configuration Audit and Control for Virtualized Environments


In the computing world, a dramatic shift is taking place—enabling a new way for IT departments to manage services. The promise of a leaner, more efficient data center has many businesses clamoring to go virtual. In the rush to virtualize, however, they have forgotten the painful and expensive lessons learned from introducing risk into the physical environment. Find out how detective controls can mitigate those risks.

cin configuration  expensive lessons learned from introducing risk into the physical environment. Find out how detective controls can mitigate those risks. Read More

Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them


Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software as a core element of a configurability strategy. This can provide a greater range of product variations, using fewer resources. Learn more about how you can gain the intended benefits from implementing a configurability strategy with product configurator software.

cin configuration  Commerce .. Preface Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software as the core element of a configurability strategy - to provide more product variations using less resources. (1) Some companies, unfortunately, have painfully experienced the risks of implementing new software and processes, though eventually gaining benefits. Other companies may be overly cautious. They can be hesitant to Read More

Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers


Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise the bar in its target markets, the competitive offering is not exactly a pushover.

cin configuration  office. To that end, Cincom's CRM solution combines advanced configuration and KM capabilities with a communication mechanism that facilitates the real-time transfer of information. Most other CRM solutions provide only limited tools for web-based product configuration, deployed at the POS, or used by individuals to support product development. Contrary to it, Cincom provides a solution that extends the configuration capability across the enterprise and the sales channel, allowing for information Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


Many large organizations are struggling to manage all their software systems—let alone the different software versions across departments. In his article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses how SAP Solution Manager, a unique offering for centralized support and system management, covers all aspects of system deployment, operations, and continuous improvement, to ease customer pain with their complex IT environment.

cin configuration  SAP Solution Manager This past decade has seen the advent of SAP Solution Manager , a unique offering for centralized support and system management. Needless to say, a typical SAP system landscape at global corporations may include a large number of SAP and non-SAP systems. “Complex” SAP environments (or heterogeneous IT landscapes) often comprise huge global corporations that use SAP ERP worldwide, with different divisions possibly using different releases of the product (which is a Read More

abas-USA and Atlatl SRP Software Announce Partnership


Atlatl Software, maker of product sales configuration software and pioneer in sales resource planning (SRP) software, and abas-USA, a provider of mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, announced their partnership to provide abas-USA customers with Atlatl SRP software. The partnership aims to deliver an improved user experience by streamlining the selling and manufacturing processes for complex configurable products.

cin configuration  USA and Atlatl SRP Software Announce Partnership Atlatl Software, maker of product sales configuration software and pioneer in sales resource planning (SRP) software, and abas-USA, a provider of mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, announced their partnership to provide abas-USA customers with Atlatl SRP software . The partnership aims to deliver an improved user experience by streamlining the selling and manufacturing processes for complex configurable products.   As product Read More

Accelerating SAP Deployments


A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases the risk of unintended consequences. That means time to market is slowed by extensive testing. However, you can accelerate SAP delivery by using a test automation solution which automates most of the maintenance required by changes.

cin configuration  SAP Deployments A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases the risk of unintended consequences. That means time to market is slowed by extensive testing. However, you can accelerate SAP delivery by using a test automation solution which automates most of the maintenance required by changes. Read More